Former Russian MP: Surkov delivered to Volker Moscow's response regarding possible supply by the US of lethal weapons for Ukraine

At a meeting of the US Department of State's Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov, the issue of providing lethal weapons to Ukraine was discussed said Former State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev in an interview with InfoResist.

The expert believes that discussion of the specific issue of granting lethal weapons to Ukraine will be a key topic during the visit of US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to the country.

"The issue of deliveries of lethal weapons to Ukraine was raised at the meeting. It is one of the important factors for the situation in the region. Accordingly, Surkov had to state some position of Moscow, what Moscow would do if weapons were delivered by Americans to Ukraine," he said.

Ponomarev said that on the basis of this meeting in the US they decided what exactly would be discussed with Poroshenko.

"Most likely, the visit is timed to the [Ukrainian] Independence Day exactly so that if we do not agree, that is not to create unnecessary expectations," Ponomarev said.

  Kurt Volker, Surkov, Weapons to Ukraine, Russia, Ukraine